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NVidia 280.26 Drivers and Flash, Video Driver Crash?


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#1 haun

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:49 PM

Ok, so recently I have been having a serious problem with my video card and/or the drivers. It seems to happen most when flash is being used in a web page.

I've re-installed both flash and chrome (my browser of choice) and rolled back/re-installed my video drivers.

When it freezes, the whole screen stops, the sound gets drawn out, does that for about 20-50 seconds, then goes back to normal, although sometimes the video (eg a movie) has to be restarted.

I am really tired of this happening, because since most web-ads use flash, a crash can happen anytime.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:51 PM

Can you try this in IE and Firefox?

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 07:54 PM

I tried it in IE and sure enough, it froze up. I dont have firefox so I havent tried it, but i can.
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Posted 05 September 2011 - 08:27 PM

I'll note, however, that it is not ONLY when flash is up that it freezes. But it happens vastly more often.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:02 PM

Sure enough, it happens with the newest version of firefox installed.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 01:04 PM

I would recommend falling back to a previous version.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:15 PM

Already tired that. Reverted to a way old driver that i know never had this problem for me, but sure enough it still froze up. So i went back to the new ones.
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

Then it is time to think about getting another video card.

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Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:07 PM

For my laptop? i wish.
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